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Sagar Wright - Professional Headhunters Assessment Centre


We are holding an Assessment Day on Thursday 7th December 2017 at Northumbria University.

We are looking to shortlist up to 25 (Final Year 2018 Graduates) to attend this event. 

Who Are Sagar Wright?

A Leeds based premium brand of Professional Headhunters, established in 1999. We provide high quality talent to predominately the Legal, Investment & Professional Services sectors.

After another strong year of demand for our services, we are seeking to continue our ambitious growth plans by adding a further 10-12 graduates to our Professional Headhunter Graduate Training Academy.

What is Headhunting?

A challenging, varied and exciting recruitment role, consulting with key industry leaders to proactively seek out potential new employees ‘in the market’, i.e. the very best available, rather than reactively working with ‘on the market’ candidates, as is typical in the vast majority of the recruitment industry.

The successful Professional Headhunter enjoys individual control of their career progression; skill development; financial success; and job satisfaction. The role of a Professional Headhunter requires a much more testing set of skills,

objectives and tasks than that of a Recruitment Consultant, therefore the rewards are much higher.  

Why Join Sagar Wright?

We invest heavily in the training and personal development of our graduates. You will benefit from a full 13-months training & development programme, managed by people who are historically the biggest and most successful billers within the Company, proven developers of people’s skills, knowledge and success – so your progression is in safe hands.  

Ultimately you be trained to run your own business within the Sagar Wright structure, managing your own client portfolio, and regularly expanding your network of candidate and client contacts. 

Clear & reliable career progression

Starting your career as a Graduate Trainee, following your 13-months traineeship, your successful development should follow our Career Structure: Year 1 – Consultant, Year 2 – Senior Consultant, Year 3 – Manager, Year 4 – Senior Manager, Year 6 – Director

As a Director, you will be eligible for our Equity Partnership Scheme, where you can gain access to our £2M Investment Fund to set up your own business in conjunction with Sagar Wright.

Financial stability & rewards

During your training period you should expect to earn a minimum of £23,391 plus we offer a significant incentive scheme giving the opportunity to win £250 of luxury vouchers every month.  In year 2 you are targeted to earn a minimum of £35,525 (our top performers have earned over £50,000).  In year 3 you should expect to earn over £40,000 (our highest achieving consultants have earned over £100,000).

Working with a wonderful team in a fun office environment

You will work alongside other ambitious professionals, in a highly supportive, fun and upbeat office environment, based in the heart of Leeds city centre. You can enjoy social events such as trips to the races and expensed quarterly company activities, as well as meeting your colleagues regularly during the week for meals and nights out around town.

What About You?

We are looking to recruit ambitious, driven and dynamic individuals who possess the raw skills that can be developed into top performing Professional Headhunters. You will be naturally hard-working with excellent communication skills, confidence, tenacity and a resilient attitude. This is a tough job, which requires an individual with the right balance of qualities, so you will need to have a strong desire to continuously push yourself in order to attain your own financial & professional aspirations, and ultimately achieve a successful career.


The Details:

The Assessment Day will be run onsite at the Business School, Northumbria University.

The event will consist of a number of interactive assessed exercises (no prior preparation is required) from 10am – 3.30pm with an opportunity for Q&A after the assessment.

Lunch will be provided.

If you would like the opportunity to attend, please complete the questions below and forward it along with your CV by email to by Thursday 30 November 2017.  

You will then be notified if your application to the assessment day is successful by 5pm on Friday 1st December 2017.

If you have any questions then please contact Peter Murphy at Sagar Wright on 0113 234 0500 or



1. Where would you live if we hired you, and how would you commute to our Leeds City Centre offices on a daily basis?


2. Why do you feel a career in business as a Professional Headhunter is right for you?


3. Rank the following descriptions 1 to 5, 1 being what you consider is most like you and 5 being what you consider is least like you:

a.            Relationship Builder

`b.            Courageous

c.             Accurate

d.            Ethical

e.            Hard Working


4. Please put the following statements in the order of importance to you personally (most important first):

a.            Helping Others – I want a job where I can help others and gain satisfaction from the help I have given.

b.            Environment – I want a job where I can work with ambitious, hardworking and fun people.

c.             Money – I want to earn as much money as possible to purchase my own property, own a nice car, have lots of spending money, go on nice holidays and enjoy a high standard of living.

d.            Status – I want a job which gives me status and gains me admiration and respect from my friends and family.


5. Please rank the following in the order that best describes what you want from your first graduate job.

a)            I want a graduate job that is focussed on research, analysis and adding value to a corporate organisation

b)            I want a graduate job where I can make a difference to the lives of others

c)            I want a graduate job where I have to push myself to achieve success for me personally

d)            I want a graduate job where I share in the mutual success of my team, manager and myself


6. List 5 skills and/or qualities that you think are essential in a successful Professional Headhunter.


7. Rank the following descriptions 1 to 6, 1 being what you consider is most like you and 6 being what you consider is least like you:

a.            I am Persuasive

b.            I am Resilient

c.             I am Accurate

d.            I am Skilful

e.            I am Academic

f.             I am Hard Working


8. Which of the following would you rather be in a consulting company? And Why?

a.            A successful Consultant earning £70,000 a year

b.            A successful Manager earning £50,000 a year


9. Aside from your qualifications, what personal achievement are you most proud of?


10. If you were to be successful in our recruitment process, and gained a Graduate traineeship with us, the first 12 months would require an awful lot of hard work and commitment. The reward for you at the end of the Training Academy is an excellent income for the rest of your life. 5 of our top Consultants have achieved earnings of over £50,000 in their 2nd year. All Graduates say "I am very hard working" but in reality, many are not hard working at all. What can you say to convince us that you are like us – truly very hard working?


Please complete the questionnaire and send via email with your CV to


Be honest with your answers; do not give answers that you think we want to hear - they will probably be the wrong answers!  Also bear in mind that you want a career that is right for you and therefore answering honestly is best for you.



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